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Rudderless boat

Bangladeshis are passengers on a boat in which the rudder has been missing for a long time; right from the inception of the nation. Meantime, Deshis of 2 generations developed several concepts as to where we were and where we are going. The generation who were in their early adulthood during the freedom fight era […]

A newspaper editor in Bangladesh was sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty of trying to travel to Israel. Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, 48, publisher and editor of the English-language Weekly Blitz, an anti-jihadist tabloid, was found guilty on Jan. 9 of “harming the country’s interests” through pro-Israel articles and for attempting […]

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BNP Chairperson and Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia will address a press conference at a hotel in the capital on Wednesday. Syrul Kabir Khan, an official of Chairperson’s press wing, confirmed the press conference to the Dhaka Tribune. He said the press conference will be held at Westin Hotel around 4pm. Khaleda Zia attended a […]

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Students of two schools at Dagonbhuiyan Upazila in Feni are attending classes under the open sky ever since their school buildings were burnt down by those who tried to foil the 10th national election. The fires had gutted the students’ new books and all furniture in the Gozaria Adarsha Academy School and Sultana Memorial Girls’ […]

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Andrew Harding explains why the Nile is such an important boundary for those fleeing the fighting More than 200 civilians in South Sudan have drowned in a Nile ferry accident while fleeing fighting in the town of Malakal, an army spokesman has said. He said women and children were among the victims in Sunday’s disaster. […]

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Now it is the time for only women to throw their hats in the ring, as the Election Commission looks set to announce the schedule for indirectly electing women to 50 seats in Parliament. An Election Commissioner said on Tuesday they might decide next week on announcing the schedule for indirectly electing women for 50 […]

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Bangladesh, the South Asian populous country that has about half a million strong Diaspora community in the UK, has entered into a new phase of political crisis. In spite of popular demands from the country’s main opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its 18-party alliance led by former prime Minister Khaleda Zia, for the […]

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Cultural Correspondent As  the legendary Benagali film actress Suchitra Sen is fighting for her life at a Kolkata hospital, Bangladesh Shilpaka Academy has been organising a ten-day film festival featuring her box-office hit films. The film screening programme has been organised by the academy to the pay tribute to the 82-year-old legendary Indian actor Suchitra […]

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Jim Lobe in Washington If U.S. President Barack Obama conceived his foreign policy prospects for 2014 as a popular child’s board game, the snakes he will have to jump over significantly outnumber the ladders that can propel him to success. As they have since he took office five years ago, the most dangerous “snakes” lie […]

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  After nearly one and a half months, BNP’s barren Nayapaltan central office got back to life on Tuesday as the party leaders and activists attended a milad mahfil, marking the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi.   The milad was held on the ground floor of the BNP’s central office after Asr prayers, which was followed by a […]

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A meeting between the delegations of the ICC and Sri Lankan cricket board and the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) authorities was held over the security measures for the players of the Sri Lankan Cricket team A meeting regarding the security measures for players of the Sri Lankan Cricket team was held between the delegations of […]

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Exports through Bangladesh’s Benapole Land Port have slumped in the first six months of the current financial year compared to the same period in the last fiscal. Imports, however, went up through the port during the period, Benapole Custom House Assistant Commissioner Sadhan Kumar Kundu told bdnews24.com. Bangladesh exported goods worth around Tk 8.43 billion […]

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